Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4427 4517 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.40% 9.99% 10.04%
As % of the Vendors category 23.20% 23.32% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3079 3190 3209
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £180 £200 £175
90th Percentile £625 £575 £584
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% +1.27% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 106 172
London median hourly rate £17.95 £17.00 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -1.73% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.35 £39.38 £40.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +3.33%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19079 19373 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.50% 42.87% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12973 12890 12917
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 287 391
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +1 903 £445 +4.71% 176
West London -7 194 £391 +11.64% 63
South London -20 95 £355 -5.33% 18
East London -10 65 £350 -17.65% 37
North London +6 37 £450 +50.00% 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1295 (29.25%) Windows
2 1179 (26.63%) Finance
3 1019 (23.02%) SQL
4 967 (21.84%) SQL Server
5 889 (20.08%) .NET
6 848 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
7 822 (18.57%) Active Directory
8 815 (18.41%) Microsoft Office
9 805 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 788 (17.80%) C#
11 594 (13.42%) Microsoft Excel
12 572 (12.92%) Office 365
13 556 (12.56%) Banking
14 466 (10.53%) CRM
15 448 (10.12%) JavaScript
16 447 (10.10%) Migration
17 441 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
18 431 (9.74%) VMware
19 420 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
20 412 (9.31%) ITIL
21 407 (9.19%) Windows Server
22 400 (9.04%) Dynamics CRM
23 380 (8.58%) Project Management
24 366 (8.27%) PowerShell
25 361 (8.15%) Windows 7
26 339 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 339 (7.66%) Degree
27 337 (7.61%) SharePoint
28 328 (7.41%) ASP.NET
29 313 (7.07%) Amazon AWS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 337 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 269 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 127 (2.87%) IIS
4 125 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 97 (2.19%) CMS
6 69 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 69 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 68 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 58 (1.31%) Confluence
9 54 (1.22%) Apache
10 49 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 45 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (0.81%) NServiceBus
13 35 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
14 33 (0.75%) IBM Notes
15 32 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 32 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
16 31 (0.70%) Umbraco
17 29 (0.66%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 815 (18.41%) Microsoft Office
2 594 (13.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 221 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 206 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 169 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.090%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.090%) SPSS
9 4 (0.090%) Vectorworks
10 3 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.068%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.068%) InVision
11 2 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 400 (9.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 159 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
3 69 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.63%) ION MarketView
5 13 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.27%) Eikon
7 11 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.18%) Endur
9 6 (0.14%) Kondor
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.14%) RMDS
10 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.11%) Primavera
10 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.11%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 805 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 572 (12.92%) Office 365
3 313 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
4 152 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
5 129 (2.91%) IaaS
6 120 (2.71%) PaaS
7 95 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 91 (2.06%) SaaS
9 59 (1.33%) GitHub
10 35 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 27 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 17 (0.38%) Yammer
14 14 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.32%) G Suite
14 14 (0.32%) npm
15 13 (0.29%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 198 (4.47%) Firewall
2 188 (4.25%) DNS
3 147 (3.32%) LAN
4 144 (3.25%) WAN
5 140 (3.16%) VPN
6 125 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 122 (2.76%) SAN
8 116 (2.62%) DHCP
9 100 (2.26%) Skype
10 83 (1.87%) Internet
11 55 (1.24%) Wireless
12 54 (1.22%) Network Security
13 46 (1.04%) HTTP
14 43 (0.97%) VoIP
15 38 (0.86%) Intranet
15 38 (0.86%) LDAP
16 37 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
17 34 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
18 33 (0.75%) VLAN
19 32 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 967 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 339 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 308 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 230 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
5 188 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 178 (4.02%) Power BI
7 144 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 141 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 101 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 95 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 79 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 74 (1.67%) Relational Database
13 73 (1.65%) OLAP
14 71 (1.60%) Big Data
14 71 (1.60%) MongoDB
15 53 (1.20%) MySQL
16 52 (1.17%) PowerPivot
17 51 (1.15%) Hadoop
17 51 (1.15%) MS Access
18 44 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 182 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 170 (3.84%) TeamCity
3 169 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 168 (3.79%) Git (software)
5 143 (3.23%) JIRA
6 101 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 95 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 92 (2.08%) Subversion
9 79 (1.78%) SpecFlow
10 78 (1.76%) NUnit
11 46 (1.04%) MSTest
12 42 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 39 (0.88%) NuGet
14 38 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 31 (0.70%) Maven
16 28 (0.63%) Selenium
17 21 (0.47%) Moq
18 20 (0.45%) MSI
19 15 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
19 15 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 1179 (26.63%) Finance
2 556 (12.56%) Banking
3 165 (3.73%) Retail
4 160 (3.61%) Legal
5 155 (3.50%) Front Office
6 132 (2.98%) Investment Banking
7 129 (2.91%) Marketing
8 126 (2.85%) Advertising
9 102 (2.30%) Law
10 84 (1.90%) Back Office
11 77 (1.74%) Telecoms
12 72 (1.63%) Financial Institution
13 40 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 34 (0.77%) Publishing
15 29 (0.66%) Manufacturing
16 22 (0.50%) French Language
17 18 (0.41%) Billing
18 17 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.29%) German Language
20 11 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1049 (23.70%) Developer
2 755 (17.05%) Analyst
3 331 (7.48%) Consultant
4 319 (7.21%) Architect
5 291 (6.57%) C# Developer
6 250 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 206 (4.65%) Business Analyst
8 194 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 194 (4.38%) Support Engineer
9 172 (3.89%) Desktop Support
10 170 (3.84%) SQL Developer
11 156 (3.52%) Support Analyst
12 145 (3.28%) Administrator
13 137 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
13 137 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
14 124 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
15 122 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 115 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 112 (2.53%) Microsoft Developer
18 103 (2.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 889 (20.08%) .NET
2 328 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 298 (6.73%) HTML
4 269 (6.08%) AngularJS
5 251 (5.67%) Web Services
6 211 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 200 (4.52%) CSS
8 188 (4.25%) XML
9 178 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 170 (3.84%) WCF
11 165 (3.73%) .NET Framework
12 145 (3.28%) REST
13 137 (3.09%) jQuery
14 122 (2.76%) HTML5
15 121 (2.73%) RESTful
16 95 (2.15%) React
17 81 (1.83%) Node.js
18 79 (1.78%) SOAP
19 78 (1.76%) Entity Framework
20 74 (1.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 420 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 131 (2.96%) Blackberry
4 129 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 125 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 104 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 95 (2.15%) Fixed Income
8 87 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 68 (1.54%) Derivative
10 65 (1.47%) PKI
11 62 (1.40%) User Experience
11 62 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 54 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 53 (1.20%) iPhone
13 53 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
14 50 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 50 (1.13%) Replication
15 48 (1.08%) NHS
16 44 (0.99%) Equities
16 44 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1295 (29.25%) Windows
2 407 (9.19%) Windows Server
3 361 (8.15%) Windows 7
4 294 (6.64%) Linux
5 277 (6.26%) Windows 10
6 193 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (3.05%) Unix
9 87 (1.97%) Android
10 74 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 58 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 57 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 51 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 43 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (0.77%) Windows 8
15 34 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.32%) CentOS
17 13 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.27%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 848 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (10.53%) CRM
3 447 (10.10%) Migration
4 441 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
5 412 (9.31%) ITIL
6 380 (8.58%) Project Management
7 290 (6.55%) Scrum
8 278 (6.28%) MVC
9 269 (6.08%) TDD
10 252 (5.69%) DevOps
11 236 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 220 (4.97%) SDLC
13 209 (4.72%) Data Modelling
14 203 (4.59%) ETL
15 198 (4.47%) Analytics
16 184 (4.16%) Change Management
17 179 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (3.75%) PRINCE2
18 166 (3.75%) Test Automation
19 165 (3.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1019 (23.02%) SQL
2 788 (17.80%) C#
3 448 (10.12%) JavaScript
4 366 (8.27%) PowerShell
5 257 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 217 (4.90%) Java
7 212 (4.79%) Python
8 97 (2.19%) VBA
9 61 (1.38%) VBScript
10 59 (1.33%) VB
11 53 (1.20%) C
11 53 (1.20%) C++
12 52 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 50 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 47 (1.06%) Perl
14 47 (1.06%) PHP
14 47 (1.06%) Ruby
15 40 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 40 (0.90%) PL/SQL
16 38 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 339 (7.66%) Degree
2 238 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 222 (5.01%) Security Cleared
4 161 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 92 (2.08%) MCSE
6 79 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 78 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (1.31%) MCP
9 45 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 44 (0.99%) CCNA
10 44 (0.99%) MCSA
11 41 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 39 (0.88%) ISEB
13 39 (0.88%) PMI Certification
14 34 (0.77%) CCNP
14 34 (0.77%) MCITP
15 32 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 29 (0.66%) CISSP
16 29 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.91%) QA
2 102 (2.30%) SLA
3 101 (2.28%) PMO
4 43 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.88%) MiFID
6 35 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.72%) GDPR
8 20 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 14 (0.32%) EMIR
10 14 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.23%) COBIT
12 8 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.14%) WCAG
15 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
16 4 (0.090%) GCP
17 3 (0.068%) GAAP
System Software
1 822 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 254 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.26%) Docker
5 83 (1.87%) vSphere
6 78 (1.76%) XenApp
7 62 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 21 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.29%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.27%) NFS
16 11 (0.25%) Xen
17 10 (0.23%) XenServer
18 9 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
19 7 (0.16%) Terminal Services
19 7 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 262 (5.92%) SCCM
2 96 (2.17%) Ansible
3 74 (1.67%) SCOM
4 68 (1.54%) Puppet
5 62 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 40 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 35 (0.79%) AirWatch
8 35 (0.79%) Terraform
9 25 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 21 (0.47%) WSUS
11 18 (0.41%) Kubernetes
11 18 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.36%) Control-M
12 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
14 13 (0.29%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
14 13 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 431 (9.74%) VMware
2 298 (6.73%) Citrix
3 262 (5.92%) Cisco
4 228 (5.15%) Oracle
5 157 (3.55%) HP
6 96 (2.17%) SAP
7 94 (2.12%) Google
8 87 (1.97%) Bloomberg
9 86 (1.94%) IBM
10 83 (1.87%) Apple
11 75 (1.69%) Tableau
12 65 (1.47%) Dell
13 62 (1.40%) NetApp
14 61 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
15 59 (1.33%) CheckPoint
16 57 (1.29%) ServiceNow
17 51 (1.15%) TIBCO
18 50 (1.13%) Red Hat
19 49 (1.11%) SolarWinds
20 47 (1.06%) Sitecore